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Karol Bagh hotel fire: 2 jump off building, die

NEW DELHI: Two individuals jumped off a resort construction in Karol Bagh space of Delhi in a bid to avoid wasting themselves from a fire that killed 17 people on early Tuesday morning.

Both the individuals had been resort staff members and succumbed to their injuries, confirmed officials. The hearth broke out in Hotel Arpit Palace in central Delhi's Karol Bagh at around four.30am.

At least 30 hearth tenders had been rushed to the spot and the fireplace has been doused, the fireplace division mentioned.

"The cause of the fire is yet to be investigated. 30 fire tenders had been rushed to the spot. The rescue operation is over. There was wooden panelling on the corridor because of which people could not use the corridors to escape," a fire official was quoted by means of ANI as saying.

"The fire has been doused. We have to look for bodies, if any, inside the hotel. Those injured have been sent to hospital," deputy leader hearth officer Sunil Choudhary mentioned.

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